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Re: Giant flightless birds
On Tue, 11 May 1999, Larry Febo wrote:
> Are there any three digit (manus) theropods that also have very short arms?
_Torvosaurus_, spinosaurs. Neoceratosaurs had four manual digits, but one
is vestigial -- They all have small, sometimes tiny arms.
> I`ve tried to make a logical arguement here based on how " natural
> selection" might have operated. I guess more solid proof will someday have
> to come from more complete fossil evidence. (Finding a fossil bird closer to
> Tetanurines than Maniraptors would be nice!)
Maniraptors *are* tetanurans. Perhaps you mean "finding a non-maniraptoran
--T. Mike Keesey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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